Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU)
PNWU is an Applicant for Consideration of Eligibility with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Applicant is an affiliate status indicating that an institution appears to meet the Commission's conditions of eligibility and that its Application for Consideration has been accepted. Recognition as an Applicant neither implies nor ensures an institution will attain Candidate or Accredited status with the Commission.
Contact information for NWCCU:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
General phone: 425.558.4224
College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)
PNWU-COM has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association, 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded, and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation. Accreditation status is reviewed on a seven (7) year cycle unless otherwise directed by the COCA for a shorter period. Renewal of accreditation is subject to an on-site visit. Once accreditation status is attained, the COM will retain that status until such time as it may be withdrawn by the COCA or may be voluntarily withdrawn at the request of the COM.
Contact information for the AOA COCA:
American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Toll-free phone: 800.621.1773
General phone: 312.202.8000
Washington State Authorization
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to offer specific degree programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430